Make sure your forester and logger know your expectations for your favorite spots on your woodlot, like a special trail or view.
This worksheet provides ideas of places where you may want to take special precautions during timber harvests. You can fill it out and then discuss your wishes with your forester and logger.
This 2-page fact sheets offers suggestions on how protect your streamside areas during logging. These areas are especially important for wildlife and water, and they are sensitive to disturbance.
Like a real estate agent in selling a house, a consulting forester walks you through the challenges of harvesting trees. Call before you cut and find the right forester for you and your woodlot.
Require your logger to reduce soil erosion by including Best Management Practices in your written timber sale contract.
Lower the visual impact of a timber harvest by having your logger use these techniques near your home, pond, and road frontage.
Understanding how a timber harvest changes the way your woodlot looks and what can be done about it is the first step in reducing a harvest's visual impact.